Lost and Found Pets
ALL SERVICES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, INCLUDING ANIMAL RECEIVING.
Did you find a pet?
If you’ve found a pet, please view the list below of jurisdictions contracted with our shelter to see if we are the right shelter. If you’ve found a pet in one of these areas, by law you should notify EAS by submitting an online Found Report. We also recommend you post information on local lost dog and cat Facebook groups, Petco Love Lost, NextDoor and other online options as soon as possible, check with local veterinary hospitals and also post large visible signs in the area the animal was found. Many times this is the best way to get the pet back home.
If you can keep the pet while looking for the owner but need pet food or other supplies, indicate this on the found report. If you are unable to keep the animal while looking for its owner, submit a found report to make arrangements to bring the pet to us. Our shelter is closed to walk-in visitors. Please do not bring the pet to us without contacting us first.
If you found a cat, please read our Community Cats page.
Unincorporated Snohomish County
Did you lose a pet?
The Everett Animal Shelter holds stray animals for a minimum of 72 hours to allow owners a chance to find their lost pets. Animals on stray hold at the shelter are posted online, below. If pets are not claimed during that time period, they then becomes the property of the Everett Animal Shelter. Following the stray hold pets may be placed up for adoption or transferred to another organization. While we are committed to placing all adoptable animals, if your pet is sick or aggressive it may be humanely euthanized.
We also accept reports of found animals being cared for by the finder. These animals are not posted online, but reports can be checked by calling 425-257-6000, press 0..
If you have reason to believe your pet is at the Everett Animal Shelter, please call 425-257-6000 and press 0 to speak with a staff member and make a reclaim appointment.
We highly recommend you:
- Check this web page every day. All of the stray animals that come into the shelter will be listed on the website. Stray pets at the shelter with no identification are assigned temporary names upon intake.
- Put up signs in your neighborhood and check with local veterinarians, other shelters and rescue groups in your area; talk to your neighbors.
- Place ads online through social media and other websites: lost dog or cat pages on Facebook, NextDoor, Craigslist, Pawboost, Fido Finder and Petco Love Lost.
- Call the shelter every few days to review found pet reports.
- If your pet is microchipped be sure to call the chip company to let them know your pet is missing. We see hundreds of pets each year with unregistered and untraceable chips. It is important to keep your contact information up to date.
Everett Animal Services is not liable for information contained herein or for disposition of animals that are not claimed by their owners in person within 72 hours. EAS staff will make every attempt to contact owners of animals wearing traceable identification.
Found reports are kept on file for approximately four (4) weeks and are not returned to the reporting party. Information about animals cared for by their finder is not posted on our website and is only available by calling the shelter to review found reports.